Monday, June 3, 2013

Let's Get Trendy Now- NEON

Happy monday folks!

Today I'm sharing my page for the Let's Get Trendy workshop.
The scrapbook trend I'm covering is a definite favorite- NEON! Woo hoooo!

There are other fantastic projects (including gorgeous cards and two sketches) on the Let's Get Trendy blog please swing by and check those out.

I love neon and I tend to go overboard when using it.
I make no apologies for this.
But it leads to pages that are certainly out there even for me.

I know the going wisdom is that you should use neon sparingly.
I've seen many gorgeous pages and cards made with just a hint- a touch - a zing- of neon.
I'm not part of that party.
I say slap it on, slather it all over and have fun with excess.
Viva the Las Vegas GLITZ of it all!
Materials: Paper Source Navy blue cardstock, MT pink washi tape, pricing stickers from the dollar store,
Sakura gelli roll pen in white, Crafter's Workshop pie chart stencil, vellum from Paper Source, Studio Calico
paper clip, Crate Paper tags, neon pink tag from Lawn Fawn, raindrop stencil from Scrap FX, Liquitex
neon pink acrylic spray paint, Mister Huey in black.
Neon items I highly recommend:
washi tapes (especially since they can be layered)
glitter (go. all. the. way!)
embroidery thread
chalk bistro markers (these are how Starbuck's gets perfect chalkboard menus)
stamp pads
acrylic paints- there are so many of these- you can go with high end Guache water color or a kid's set from Ikea

Two of my current favorites:
Sakura Gelli Roll and Souffle pens.
Souffle is so awesome- you get pure gorgeous neon PLUS a funky embossed effect. You can also use embossing powder on these because they dry slowly.
Molotow is a graffiti art brand.
These are paint marker refills with open droppers so you can either drip directly on the page or squeeze out and use a brush- the colors are pure energy- great for using on unfinished chipboard.  
Liquitex acrylic spray paint. Expensive and has a tendency to clog but still AWESOOOME!!!
Micheals' carries it.
It's usually locked in a cage to keep crafty teens from defacing the world with it. (snicker, snicker)
You can always layer over whatever bits you don't like.
Whenever something makes you uncomfortable I say WORK IT
Get out of that comfort zone!

You might just like swinging through the jungle growing outside.

Have a GREAT (colorful) week!


  1. This is super cool, love the colours :)

  2. WOW!!.I am totally smitten with the contrast of black & hot pinks here!. Michelle, I'm all for creative mess & fun :). I never used neon on my art before, you made me a wee bit braver here :). Gorgeous work & great tips. TFS!

  3. What a fabulous post! I love the contrasts in your project and that TEXTURE!!! I live for texture girl! Love it!

  4. This is so cool! I would never have dared to use so much neon, but you do it and you rule at it! Really, really nice!

  5. Way to rock the Neon...wowza! Love what you've done! Thrilled to have you as a Guestie!

  6. I love the neon and black combo. Awesome page!

  7. love the layout and the piue chart of course...great black background but you know of all things, I am afraid of neon and pastels! Eeek!!! Glad you make em work!

  8. Love your neon sample and am in awe of the mixed media look you make seem effortless but I know is SO not :)

  9. In the 80's, neons were all the rage! Love to see them coming into the spring/summer clothing as well as art! I sure do need to add a few to my mounding stash of paints and inks! Great page created - adore that picture of you and that sweet nugget of yours!!

  10. Oh yes...why use little bits when you can throw more neon on! I knew you would totally rock this. Lovelovelove your layout and am soooooooo tempted to get those Liquitex spray paints!

    Thank you so much for joining us as guest designer at Let's Get Trendy Now!3. :)


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